May 14, 2012 • Category: "Wild", Producing •
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IndieWire.com reports that The Kids Are Alright director Lisa Cholodenko has signed on to direct Wild, one of the movies Reese acquired and is producing under her new production line Pacific Standard. We previously reported details on Wildhere and here, so have a read of them to refresh your memory.
Director Lisa Cholodenko recently sat down with The Playlist moments before her panel with fellow alum Shari Springer Berman and Nicole Holofcener at the Columbia University Film Festival this week, to debate the glass ceiling and how it affects making their films — during the course of which, Cholodenko let slip a couple of her yet-to-be announced projects among her other updates.
Witherspoon is also slated to produce and star in one of Cholodenko’s other new projects, an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of her 1,100-mile solo hike in the wake of personal tragedy, “Wild: Lost and Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.”
“The author sent it to Reese, going, ” ‘I can’t imagine who else would do this,'” Cholodenko said. “And then I sniffed around it, without realizing ‘Wild’ had already been given to her [to produce], and then I somehow got involved in it, and now I’m doing that.” Chodolenko will write and direct, while Strayed confirmed over email that she’s acting as a resource and a consultant as the script is developed, and that she will be an associate producer on the film as well.
Back when she was in Rio earlier in the month, Reese gave an interview to a media website/TV show called Omelete. They talked about a variety of things including where Reese keeps her Oscar, whether she wants to go back to Stanford to study, her new film Mud, and more. Watch it below…
O Omelete esteve no Rio de Janeiro para entrevistar a atriz Reese Witherspoon, que veio ao Brasil divulgar Guerra É Guerra. Ela fala da sua participação na comédia romântica de ação, do seu Oscar, de seus projetos futuros e do que anda lendo ultimamente, entre outras curiosidades.
Wild, Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of her eleven-hundred-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, experienced solo, hits shelves later this month. Hollywood darling Reese Witherspoon, however, isn’t waiting until then to get her hands on the project. The Oscar-winning actress has purchased the film rights to the book and will also reportedly star in the film, taking on the role of author Strayed.
Following the death of her mother and divorce from her husband, Strayed acts on a percolating impulse to pack up her life, invest in a backpack we come to know as “Monster,” lace up her (ill-fitting) hiking boots, and begin a solitary journey of a lifetime: one thousand, one hundred miles of challenging terrain, traversing drastic spikes and dips in altitude, treacherous snow cover, days that rise above one hundred degrees and nights that fall below freezing. Making the journey even more exciting (for us, anyway) is Strayed’s naive financial plan: a twenty-dollar bill packed into her supply boxes, sent to various stops along the way, often at post offices hundreds of miles apart. Making the journey more exciting for both the reader and Strayed — and, now, ultimately the viewer — is the cast of characters she meets along the way and the kindness and quirkiness they exhibit. What results is a catharsis unlike any other. Strayed is no wimp, and as she invites readers along on her trip, she also invites them along on her transformation from heartbroken and heroin-dabbling lost soul to a woman full of strength and confidence, wisdom and compassion.
Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea have joined forces to launch a new production banner, Pacific Standard. The duo will fold a number of projects into the partnership from their pre-existing shingles Type A Films and Make Movies.
Pacific Standard has several properties prepped to go out to the market. One of which is WILD, the soon-to-be published novel by Cheryl Strayed, a powerful and honest memoir that tells the story of an 1100 mile solo hike that breaks down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and brings her back to life.
Witherspoon and Papandrea look forward to utilizing the relationships they have forged with filmmakers, actors and writers to make smart, character-driven, commercial films both large and small.
“I’ve always been impressed by Bruna’s taste and her skills as a producer. I’m very excited to be working with her. It’s a pleasure to collaborate with someone so smart, fun and formidable.” Witherspoon comments.
“In Reese I have found a like-minded and incredibly passionate partner who genuinely shares the same goals. “I’ve had a wonderful time producing movies independently but I couldn’t be more excited about the company and brand we will create together,” notes Papandrea.
Witherspoon has been active in a producing capacity since LEGALLY BLONDE II. Her Type A credits include FOUR CHRISTMASES and the independent feature PENELOPE. She acquired Peggy Lee’s life rights and partnered with Marc Platt on a biographical film that Nora Ephron will write for Fox 2000. She also set up the original comedies WHO INVITED HER? in partnership with Gary Foster at Dreamworks, MY HUSBAND’S WIFE with Ryan Seacrest’s company at Universal and the Courtney Hunt independent RULE #1 with Brad Epstein at Emmet/Furla.
Papandrea recently produced the Summit Entertainment financed WARM BODIES, written and directed by Jonathan Levine, starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer, Her development slate includes the upcoming novel THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT by Jennifer Smith and Emily Giffin’s best selling book LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH.
March 3, 2012 • Category: Career •
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Reese Witherspoon’s parents were proud of her when they realised she wasn’t going to be an unemployed actress.
The Hollywood star is one of the most successful in the business, having won an Oscar for her role in Walk the Line and appeared in countless blockbusters.
She always knew she wanted to act and her family were supportive, although she thinks her mother and father only relaxed properly when she started booking big jobs.
“My parents would have loved me to become a doctor but they knew deep down that acting was in my blood,” she explained. “I think I made them both very proud of me when I started getting big roles and they could see I wasn’t going to be unemployed.”
The 35-year-old actress was born in Louisiana and initially her background went against her. Movie bosses were unsure of her southern accent but she now sees that time as a positive one.
“Oh, big time! I was treated like a second-class citizen because I had an accent,” she told Look magazine. “That taught me to become assertive – something I really lacked in my personality. I would never have gone anywhere in this business by being shy and retiring.”
Reese Witherspoon is indecisive about her movie roles.
The actress is currently promoting her new movie This Means War alongside Chris Pine and Tom Hardy. She has appeared in a wealth of blockbusters throughout her successful career including Legally Blonde, Walk the Line and Cruel Intentions.
Although Reese has a glittering Hollywood career, the 35-year-old star still struggles when choosing which projects to take on.
“In my life when I am deciding what movies to do I will just wring my hands, just really ruminate about things over and over,” she told UK TV show Daybreak.
“I am not very decisive at all, I can’t commit to a vacation until the very last minute, ‘Should we go there?’ I don’t know…’ I don’t know why.”
Reese discussed what she hopes to do next after promotion for This Means War ends. The blonde star proved her indecisiveness when she revealed that she currently weighing up her options.
“I don’t know…. I am trying to decide between two movies!” she exclaimed.
“What am I going to do next? It comes back round… I don’t know what to do next.”
While Reese did not walk the red carpet at last nights Oscars, she was featured within the ceremony! Throughout the night, several segments were shown with various stars talking about their love for movies, and Reese was one of them. She was shown within two separate segments, firstly talking about her childhood experiences with movies (her family went to the cinema on Sunday nights, she reminisced), and then expressing her love for Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell in her faourite film, Overboard, saying that it always cheers her up and touches her soul. It was really lovely to see her included and hear her talk about cinema, and the segments were a real highlight of the ceremony for me.
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get a clip of these segments yet, but I will have HD screencaps for you tomorrow, so check back then!
To celebrate our 16 years online, here we are spotlighting 16 of our favourite Reese things from the past 16 years. You will see a new one upon refreshing or changing the page.
"It took me years to be the woman my mother raised. It took me 4 years, 7 months and 3 days to do it, without her. After I lost myself in the wilderness of my grief, I found my own way out of the woods."
Legally Blonde 3
Untitled TV Project with Jennifer Aniston
Little Fires Everywhere
Untitled Producing Project with Kristin Wiig
Are You Sleeping
Luckiest Girl Alive
Tiny Beautiful Things
Barbie origins project
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